1. The purpose of this assignment is to investigate a professional journal in the field of fire prevention that interests you. The objective of your critique is to find an article and compare the information in the article to what you have been learning in class. Critique the article in terms of how the information within the article supports or disproves material that you have 

learned in this course. Please include the following topics in your critique of the selected article: 

  •   A brief introduction and overview of the article 

  •   A description of how the article either supports or disproves material in the course 

  •   Your point of view 

  •   A summarization of your thoughts and suggestions in support of your opinion 

    The selected article should not be more than four years old. You are encouraged to utilize the Research Database found in the CSU Online Library located in the Course Menu. This database will allow you to quickly search through thousands of journal articles. Students can access this information, as well as other CSU Online Library resources by selecting the My Library button located in the Course Menu. 

    The completed assignment should be no more than two pages in length, and should include the article link or reference. CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers, therefore the APA rules for formatting; quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources must be followed. 

    Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. 


    APA Guidelines 

    CSU requires that students use the APA style for papers and projects. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. A document titled “APA Guide” is available for you to download from the APA Guide link, found in the Learning Resources area of the myCSU Student Portal. It may also be accessed from the Student Resources link on the Course Menu. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides links to The CSU Success Center and the CSU Online Library staff. 

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